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Emmerson Mnangagwa declared winner as defeated opposition leader rejects result

Zanu-PF's Emmerson Mnangagwa has beaten the MDA Alliance's Nelson Chamisa in the race for Zimbabwe's presidential election.

Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former spy chief installed after Robert Mugabe‘s removal in a coup in November, won Zimbabwe’s presidential election after a poll marred by the deaths of six people in an army crackdown on opposition protests.

Mnangagwa announced Zimbabwe president

ZEC announced that Mnangagwa had secured 2.46 million votes against 2.15 million for Chamisa

After two days of claims and counterclaims, the 75-year-old incumbent secured a comfortable victory, polling 2.46 million votes against 2.15 million for 40-year-old opposition leader Nelson Chamisa.

chamisa rejects results

The MDC Alliance Nelson Chamisa had rejected the presidential results before the ZEC’s announcement after midnight

Earlier in the week, soldiers beat and shot at opposition protesters after Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader  Chamisa claimed he had won the “popular vote” and accused Zanu-PF, the ruling party, of fraud.

Police raided MDC offices and detained 18 people while a search warrant suggested  Chamisa and others were suspected of the crimes of ”possession of dangerous weapons” and “public violence”;  Mnangagwa has publicly accused his opponent of inciting violence.


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